ARCADE REPORT: Wonderland Brewing Co. - Broomfield, Colorado
After our trip to Pinball Jones in Fort Collins, Colorado, my family had time to fit in one more arcade visit before flying back home. I had hoped to hit up Lyons Classic Pinball and its 50 or so machines on the way to Denver, alas they weren't open that day. So we bypassed Lyons and instead I ended up finding a nice hotel along our route...that just so happened to be minutes away from a brewery that had pinball lol.
The fourth and final stop on the Mountain Arcade Tour brought my family and I to Wonderland Brewing Co in Broomfield, Colorado. Wonderland is a surprisingly big place. In addition to good food and beer on tap, it has tons of outdoor seating, pinball and even its own miniature golf course! Wonderland has 20 pins on location, ranging from just about every modern Stern to the very newest from Jersey Jack, Toy Story 4 to the seldom seen American Pinball Oktoberfest (always appropriate for a brewery) to a number of the Chicago Gaming Remake heavy hitters - complete with the cool toppers.
Naturally, since is was the newest game out and we hadn't played it yet, my wife, youngest son and I (the older one was resting) immediately hopped on TS4. We really enjoyed it. And I have to say, it was like the pied piper for every single little kid at the brewery. Little ones were swarming around trying to get a look at the Buzz and Woody game.
None of the Stern games were equipped with Insider Connected and since I personally already own a bunch of them, we focused our play on machines from other manufacturers. After Toy Story, we headed over to American Pinball's Hot Wheels. In fact, we put in a number of games on it and Oktoberfest. Gotta' hit those less common pins when you see them.
Last but not least, we put a few games on Attack from Mars, where I came one flubbed shot away from Rule the Universe, Grumble, Grumble.
We had driven 5 or 6 hours at that point, so honestly we were all pretty wiped out. We had just enough energy for a couple of beers, food and the aforementioned pinball, after which we called it a day. The brewery was cool and all of the pins played great. I definitely would spend a lot of time at Wonderland if I lived in the area.
Here's Wonderland's current pinball lineup, courtesy of Pinball Map:
Aerosmith (Pro) (Stern, 2017)
Attack From Mars (Remake LE) (Chicago Gaming, 2017)
Avengers: Infinity Quest (Pro) (Stern, 2020)
Black Knight: Sword of Rage (Pro) (Stern, 2019)
Deadpool (Pro) (Stern, 2018)
Godzilla (Pro) (Stern, 2021)
Hot Wheels (American, 2020)
Jurassic Park (Pro) (Stern, 2019)
Led Zeppelin (Pro) (Stern, 2020)
The Mandalorian (Pro) (Stern, 2021)
Medieval Madness (Remake Royal Edition) (Chicago Gaming, 2015)
Monster Bash (Remake LE) (Chicago Gaming, 2018)
The Munsters (Pro) (Stern, 2019)
Oktoberfest (American, 2018)
Star Wars (Pro) (Stern, 2017)
Stranger Things (Pro) (Stern, 2019)
Super Mario Bros. (Gottlieb, 1992)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Pro) (Stern, 2020)
Toy Story 4 (LE) (Jersey Jack, 2022)
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Jersey Jack, 2019)
Wonderland Brewing Co.
5450 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020